Cook Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

The Samford Wellness Kitchen offers classes to the Birmingham community. Run by Samford’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Public Health, participants will learn from registered dietitians and chefs, garnering skills and knowledge that will help them prepare healthy and delicious meals.

All classes take place in the College of Health Science’s Food Production Labs, which were formerly the Southern Living Test Kitchens. A participant notebook with all recipes and nutrition information is provided for reference.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available. You can also reach us by email.

Camp: Summer Cooking Camp for Teens
June 10-14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $400
Samford University’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics along with registered dietitian-nutritionists, Sonthe Burge and Jessica Ivey, are excited to offer a week of cooking classes designed specifically for teens (ages 11-16). Participants will learn how to build delicious and nutritious plates for meals and snacks with the goal of developing a positive relationship with food and cooking. Space is available for 12 students.
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Class: Basic Culinary Nutrition
Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Sept. 12 to Oct. 3
Cost: $275
In this 4-week class, participants will prepare a variety of recipes and discover that healthy cooking is easier than they think. Participants will learn how to be comfortable in the kitchen, hear the latest scientific evidence about key nutrients and phytonutrients and explore how a “Plant-Forward” eating pattern can help prevent disease and promote good health. At the end of each session participants will enjoy sharing the prepared meal together. A participant notebook with all recipes and nutrition information is included for reference. Sessions for this basic class include hands-on culinary techniques from registered dietitians and chefs while preparing healthy and delicious meals. Space is available for 16 participants.
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Class: Cooking for Better Blood Sugar Control
Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Oct. 17-Nov. 7
Cost: $275
The class, taught by registered dietitians, will include an exploration of lifestyle modifications, ingredients and cooking techniques that promote blood sugar control while preparing healthful and delicious meals. Participants will learn how to make simple modifications to their favorite dishes and plan balanced meals, as well as hearing the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and diabetes. At the end of each session, participants will enjoy sharing the prepared meal together. This 4-week class is for those who have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes or just want to cook and eat healthier. Space is available for 16 participants.
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Instructors

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Sonthe Burge
Instructor
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Jessica Ivey
Instructor
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Andrea Kirkland
Instructor
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Patricia H. Terry, Ph.D., RD, LD, FAND
Professor and Food Labs Director
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Office: CHS Building 1 1607
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Laura Zapalowski
Instructor
Samford Wellness Kitchen